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Today’s discussion.  Is remote work still relevant now that the worst of the corona is behind us?  |  a job

Today’s discussion. Is remote work still relevant now that the worst of the corona is behind us? | a job

Elon Musk, 50, was working remotely. He asks his Twitter employees to be in the office at least 40 hours a week from now on. Exceptions can only be made if he gives his own permission. But what do you think? Is it still possible to work from your living room now that the worst of Corona is over? Or do you miss connecting with your colleagues a lot? Tonight we collect the most amazing reactions in a new piece. First, let’s talk about some experienced experts and experts.

Kitchen builder Donald Mull:

“If it is working from home, I have no problem with that. However, it is difficult in many cases. Many of our employees were happy to be back in the office. You can easily perform certain tasks at home, and for others you need to be close to your colleagues.”

Kitchen builder Donald Mull. © Maxime Petit

Michel van den Brandy, CEO of Kontrimo scaffolding:

The Sky is the Limit’s face expresses his vision even more attractively. “I don’t believe in remote work. Then people go home to pee and defecate whenever they want. They have to prepare food, take the kids to school and feed them, these kids are screaming all the time. And then they also have to do their job? Working from home is widely abused.” And the good guys have to pay for the bad. How do you check if they’re doing their job? As chief, you have to fight profiteering. I’d rather they come to work eight hours, I say directly.”

“By the way, how can my people make orders and quotes from home? Files are in the cupboards and slide around the office. Between 12 and 1 p.m. my folks go to dinner and discuss problems. If they work from home, they definitely make mistakes.”

Michel van den Brandy, CEO of Kontrimo scaffolding.

Michel van den Brandy, CEO of Kontrimo scaffolding. © James Arthur

Professional expert Stijn Baert:

“One downside is that communication with colleagues while working remotely is poor. Remote workers also attend fewer training sessions. Our research shows that this combination threatens their chances of promotion.”

However, studies have also shown that productivity is maintained if teleworking is not overstated. “Working from home can focus better, monitor better work-life balance, and waste less time traveling. In the meantime, employers are also investing in technology and organizations that make remote work possible,” says Burt.

Professional expert Stijn Baert.

Professional expert Stijn Baert. © Sophie Silbermann

The economist notes that employees are now finding remote work very important. A survey shows that employees are willing to pay 5% of their wages for an extra day of working from home. People have tasted it and they don’t want to give it up anymore.”

Burt believes that Musk certainly does not represent the viewpoint of most employers. “Definitely not the smart employers, because they know that the battle for talent can only be won through telecommuting. If the employer excludes working from home, they will have to hunt in a much smaller group to fill job vacancies, which are already very small today.”

There is also an aspect of the energy bill. For example, Het Laatste Nieuws calculated that those who start working full-time in the office this winter can save up to €85 per week in heating costs.

Martin de Groot, researcher and specialist in energy-efficient construction at VITO/EnergyVille:

In general, working from home will be beneficial to the company’s energy bill, but since the emergence of the Corona virus, many people prefer to work from home. That’s why I don’t think it’s a good idea to bring everyone back to the office full time. For companies that have a work-from-home culture, it may make sense to offer fixed days. In this way maximum cost savings can be achieved in the office. It seems to me that offering to work from home just to save energy is useless and even counterproductive.”

And now it’s up to you. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below this article. We’ll be compiling the most amazing reactions in a new piece tonight.

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